May 11, 2012
We wrote Monday how the Redskins only basically removed the “75” and replaced it with “80” for their anniversary patch this season, and now they’ve unveiled Nike’s, “innovative uniform system (showcasing) a modern interpretation of the Redskins 1937 uniform,” to go along with it.
In layman’s terms it’s a 1937 throwback, pictured above. It’s plain and simple, not too bad looking, with the gold-shaded helmet, and it's supposed to harken back to a season in which Hall of Famer Sammy Baugh led the ‘Skins to the NFL title over Chicago.
We still can’t believe the team taking the pains to mark an 80th anniversary season to begin with, didn’t at least design a new commemorative logo.
Too many “A” in Angels: We had filed this away after watching the Angels play last week. The addition of the “1961” patch to the left side of the jersey replacing the “A” halo is a nice addition as a regularly worn team logo patch.
But why then move the “A” halo to the right side of the jersey to clutter everything up?
The right side should be kept patch-free, that is until the Angels celebrate the 50th anniversary of “The Big A” in their 55th anniversary season of 2016.
When will it happen-an update: The Miami Marlins did not play Thursday. Game 32 is tonight at Marlins Park against the Mets. Do we sense an orange cap to kick off the three-game weekend series after going all-black cap, all season? Yes!
Fun night: The store was getting crowded at times during last evening’s second “Jerseys as Art” program at PLA’s Center City Philly location, and we appreciated seeing everyone who turned out.
Former Mitchell & Ness honcho Peter Capolino (below) always dazzles with his stories of the history of baseball uniforms and how M & N came to make their universally popular throwbacks.
Philadelphia architect Rich Villa (below) had some impressive renderings and a compelling story to tell about his vision of what two Philly baseball parks could look like; one for the Phillies along the Delaware River just to the north of the Ben Franklin Bridge, the other if the A’s ever came back to town along lower North Broad Street.
And, it’s always fun to see commemorative patches (hard-to-find Blue Jays "Toronto's 150th Birthday Celebration" patch from the 1984 season, below) that MLB teams have worn over the years.
We figure we’ll be moving some stock out of the way to fit folks in for our next event this summer. It will be a “can’t miss” date, and tentatively we’re looking at Thursday, July 19.
MLB Game Worn Jerseys of the Double Knit Era author Bill Henderson will be with us to celebrate the release of the latest (2012) edition of his must-have, painstakingly detailed compilation of modern MLB baseball jersey information. The last release of Bill’s work was in 2009, so we’re looking forward to his presenting an update to our attendees in July.